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good morning. airline security scare. a new report finds more than 25,000 security breaches at u.s. airports in the last ten years. now congress is asking how is this possible? we'll go live to capitol hill for the latest on the alarm numbers. plan b, republicans push forward a short term solution to the deadlock debt limit talks as president obama issues an urgent call for an agreement. >> we should not be leaving an issue of this magnitude that affects the world economy as well as the american economy to the last minute. >> we'll have more of scott pelley's interview with the president and get the latest on the debt negotiations. and summer scorcher. the massive heat wave continues to bake the midwest and the
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south as millions ensure another day of triple-digit temperatu temperatures. we'll have your forecast to see if there's any relief in sight, "early" this wednesday morning, july 13th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, welcome to "the early show" here on a wednesday morning. boy, if you were hot yesterday -- >> yeah. >> -- you're hot again today. >> indeed you are. find somewhere cool, hydrate well, maybe find a pool. good morning everyone, i'm erica hill along with chris wragge. we do feel like a broken record. >> yeah. >> everybody wants to know could today be the battle over the debt ceiling and the deficit really -- it's about to get personal for many americans. the president tells scott pelley billions of dollars in benefits, social security checks, veterans benefits, disability checks may not go out next month if a deal is not reached. scott pelley is here with a candidate talk with the
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president. first, alarming news about airport security in the country. despite the heightened security in the ten years since 9/11, the airport's transportation security system continues to suffer security breaches. one congressman calls the tsa a "real mess." congressional correspondent nancy cordes is on capitol hill with more. good morning. >> the figures come from homeland security documents released in full at the hearing being held on capitol hill later today and they reveal a wide array of security letdowns at the nation's airports. take for instance last friday's incident when a stun gun was found on a jetblue plane that landed in newark, new jersey. >> that is surprising in today's day and age post 9/11 that could happen. how could that -- how? >> reporter: how is the question. just how does a stun gun get on a plane or how did a man stowaway on a virgin american
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flight from new york last month after getting through three layers of security without a valid boarding pass or identification? homeland security documents show there have been more than 25,000 security breaches at u.s. airports since november 2001, an average of seven a day, more than 6,000 passengers have made it past security without being properly screened, and 14,000 passengers entered limited access areas without permission, like this man who walked the wrong way through security at newark's liberty airport in january of 2010. now the tsa points out that these breaches represent just a tiny fraction of the 5.5 billion people who have been screened in this country since november of 2001 and they insist that most of these incidents did not pose a security threat. chris? >> amazing when you hear the numbers. it's tough to get a bottle of water through the tsa these
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days. nancy what are lawmakers looking to accomplish with the hearings? >> reporter: they want to know if we've gotten our money's worth for all the money we spent increasing airport security since 9/11 if we have the right priorities, are we screening bags at the expense of screening passengers properly? they want to see what the vulnerabilities are and what can be done to fix them. >> nancy cordes on capitol hill for us, thank you. here's erica. for the fourth straight day president obama and congressional leader also convene at the white house to try to break an impasse in the debt ceiling talks. so far progress remains elusive. yesterday democrats failed to get republicans to agree to new revenues this as mitch mcconnell offered a last choice option to allow the president to raise the federal debt limit three times before 2013 without cutting government spending. so how does president obama feel about all of this? yesterday he sat down with "cbs evening news" anchor scott pelley for an in-depth conversation. scott is here this morning from
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washington. good to see you this morning. >> great to see you this morning, erica. the president appeared in the interview determined that he and the leaders from congress can still get a deal in place in time but he kept the pressure on republicans. there's been a lot of heated rhetoric in all of this. one of the things the president told us yesterday was that he couldn't guarantee social security checks will go out in august if there is no deal. for their part, the republicans fired back, senator mitch mcconnell the leader of the republicans in the senate, said that he didn't believe any kind of solution could be found as well as mr. obama was still in the white house. do you regret any of the things that you've said in all of this? >> no, i think i've been pretty restrained. >> well, you told the congress they don't do their work as well as your daughters do their homework. >> well what i said is they procrastinate and that is true. i don't think i'd get any dispute about that anywhere in the country. the fact of the matter is that we should not be leaving an issue of this magnitude that
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affects the world economy as well as the american economy to the last minute, and yet congress often leaves things to the last minute, and engages in the kind of brinkmanship that i think is pretty dangerous. >> tell me about these meetings you're having. have there been raised moments? tense voices? >> i think everybody has been professional and everybody's been polite, but i think that what we haven't seen is a recognition that at a certain point, you leave politics aside. you set aside what gives you a tactical advantage at any given moment. you leave out your ideological predispositions and you just try to figure out a problem, and i think the vast majority of people across the country are looking to washington to see if we can finally do something that we say is important that people agree is important, but requires
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some courage and some tough choices. >> ronald reagan and tip o'neil were on opposite sides of the political spectrum but they respected each other, liked each other and got things done. do you like speaker bainer? >> i boehner? >> i do. >> do you trust him? >> i do trust when john tells me something he means it. i thi i think his challenge is that a party that has gained power making very hard ideological statements that they're having trouble now because they're kind of boxed in. >> can you tell the folks at home that no matter what happens the social security checks are going to go out on august the 3rd? there are about $20 billion worth of social security checks that have to go out the day after the government is supposedly going to go into
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default. >> well this is not just a matter of social security checks, these are veteran's, these are folks on disability and their checks. there are about 70 million checks that go out. >> can you guarantee as president those checks will go out on august the 3rd. >> i cannot guarantee those checks go out on august 3rd if we haven't solved this issue because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it. >> the republican leader in the senate said they can't do business with you as long as you occupy this house, there will be no deal. >> well, then he's going to have to explain to me how it is that we're going to avoid default, because i'm going to be president here for at least another year and a half, and i don't think the american people would expect that the leader of the republican party in the senate would simply say that we're not going to do business with the president of the united states. >> how optimistic are you that a
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deal with be done? time is running out. >> i think we can get it done. this is not a technical problem at this point. we know that we're going to have to make some cuts and i've already said that we should be making at least $1 trillion worth of spending cuts. i've already identified cuts where basic core functions of government can continue. question continue to make investments in education, in basic research and infrastructure, but still live within our means. we know we're going to have to change entitlements and we know we're going to need revenues if we want a big package to solve the deal. now if it turns out the other side won't budge on anything, then we're going to be here every day until we get this done. >> senator mcconnell's proposal which we mentioned briefly at the top came out after you sat down with the president but what are the white house and other leaders saying about it this morning? >> well, there's a sense of
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relief, you can almost feel it all across washington today, erica, because senator mcconnell's proposal would help them step back from the brink. the president's spokesperson, jay carney, said yesterday that default is not an option, and they said some positive things about senator mcconnell's proposal, so everyone today is debating that proposal, but there is a sense that it lets some of the pressure off and may help the country avoid default. >> so in some ways it lets some of the pressure off politically. even though the president told you it's time to set politics aside, neither party wants to be the one that causes the u.s. to default so you say a sense of relief, does it seem like a compromise might actually be on the horizon? >> well, the problem here is trying to get a deal of this magnitude done in this period of time. i mean think about what they're talking about. they're talking about tax policy, reforming social security, reforming medicare, deep cuts in defense spending,
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and they need to get it all done by the end of next week in order to give congress enough time to pass the legislation that would enable all of that. a lot of people looking at this have thought that it's impossible, and so this would be an option that would prevent the country from defaulting on its debts on august the 2nd and allow the talks to continue, but these are very contentious issues that haven't been solved over years, and everyone is quite doubtful that this can be done in just a matter of days. >> how did the president seem overall to you? was he anxious? was he frustrated? >> i would say neither. you know the president, erica. he never betrays anger or frustration, at least not to reporters. he's a very cool, low blood pressure kind of guy. we had a terrific discussion. he did seem a little bit tired. i will admit that. he seemed a little bit tired. he seemed like he'd been working very hard.
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he was planning on going to a medal of honor presentation a little bit later in the afternoon there at the white house. he was looking forward to that, but he seemed very determined, and absolutely sticking to his guns, and a little bit tired after all these negotiations that are going on, as you know, every day now. >> i guess not surprising he would be tired after that. scott, we'll check in for more of that interview a bit later in the show. >> great to be with you. thank you. now let's check in with jeff glor at the news desk with a check of the other headlines this morning. >> we begin with a new push for better food for kids, healthier meals are coming to 19 fast food chains. nationwide at least 15,000 restaurants will take part in today's announcement including burger king, ihop and chili's. the meals will include more fruits and vegetables for kids and less fat, sugar and salt. all the restaurants will now have at least one menu item of no more than 600 calories plus a side dish of 200 calories or less. there has been a terrible
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end to a story that has gripped new york city, the body of 9-year-old liebby kletzy missing since monday has been found. the boy disappeared walking home from camp. his remains were found in two separate locations in new york, an apartment and trash bin. police are questioning a possible suspect. thousands turn out in afghanistan or ahmed wali karzai. the president wept openly during the burial at one point climbing inside the grave to help move his brother's body. ahmed karzai was murdered yesterday by a trusted body guard. there will be a second memorial service in michigan tonight for former first lady betty ford. she died friday at age 93 was mourned at funeral services yesterday in palm desert, among those attending, rosalyn carter,
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hillary clinton. prince fielder got mvp for this three-run homer in the fourth inning. 14 minutes past the hour. here's chris. >> thanks so much. a blistering heat wave continues across large sections of the country, from texas to the east coast while parts of the northeast will finally see some relief today. cbs's betty nguyen is in times square with more for us today. hi betty. >> reporter: hi there chris. we've been lucky in new york, seen temperatures in the high 90s but in the plains states, this heat wave is fueling one of the worst droughts that many have seen in decades. crippling heat gripped half of the nation tuesday as the national weather service issued
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heat warnings or advisories for 24 states, stretching from the east coast to texas and the plains. >> we're still expecting highs from 100 to 104 degrees. >> reporter: in oklahoma residents are experiencing soaring triple-digit temperatures that are forecast to stay there for at least another ten days. in texas, dallas saw 100 degree temps for an 11th straight day. the ground is so dry it cracked water pipes, flooding neighborhoods. this is one of the driest years jerry has seen in his 15-year career in the cattle business. the dry dead fields are forcing him to sell almost half of his livestock. >> if we could get some rains right away and get some green grass to grow, it may look a whole lot different but right now, looks real bleak. >> reporter: the economic downturn is turning up the heat on those trying to cool off. nearly half of the public pools in sacramento have been closed due to budget cuts, leaving some very unhappy campers.
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>> i go here every month, and now we can't. >> cause it's out of budget. >> reporter: and when it's hot on the ground, it is worse on the roof. the materials used by these construction workerness attract the heat, making for stifling working conditions. >> i say about 130, 135 degrees at least up there right now. >> reporter: the intense heat can be dangerous, and medical professionals warn people to drink lots of water and avoid strenuous activities during the hottest parts of the day. >> physical exercise, save it for the first thing in the morning or evening after the sun starts to go down. >> reporter: good news is relief is in sight for the northeast as temperatures are expected to get back to normal, but heat advisories will remain in effect for 12 days in the southeast and southern plains. >> betty nguyen in times square this morning, thank you. another key, keep your meteorologist indoors and here is marysol castro with the first check of the weather.
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>> good morning chris and everyone at home. despite the heat there were only a few new records set across the land. ft. smith and russellville, 108 and 107 respectively. the heat continues for today from oklahoma, there's a quick gap in eastern alabama and picks up macon through parts of virginia. 12 states seeing some heat advisory or heat warning. we also see severe weather around the same area as yesterday, looking at gusty wind, hail and about
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>> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to erica and chris. >> thank you, good morning. >> good morning. still ahead this hour, a father of four risked life and limb literally to save those around him. he's now being honored for his courage under fire. the story of the newest holder of the medal of honor. >> this is "the early show." you're watching cbs. we'll have that story when we come back. stay with us. [ female announcer ] now you can apply sunblock to your kids' wet skin. new neutrogena® wet skin kids.
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welcome back to "the early show," half past the hour now and just ahead, a real american hero, talk about a proud moment for sergeant leroy petri awardrd the medal of honor at the white house tuesday. >> only the second time awarded to a living recipient. the story about how he earned that medal, the courage under fire displayed by this young man, just when you think you've done something with your life you hear this. >> incredible human being. >> a different breed for sure. first jeff glor is the at the news desk with a look at the top headlines. >> good morning to you. new concerns about security at the nation's airports. homeland security reports a startling number of security breaches in the past ten years.
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documents prepared for congress show more than 25,000 security breaches since november 2001, that's an average of about seven per day, that said, since the 9/11 attacks, 5.5 billion airline passengers have been screened. president obama's re-election campaign said in month three months of fund-raising have brought in more than $86 million. republican hopefuls have brought in $35 million. british prime minister david cameroon will look into whether 9/11 victims were among the growing list of those targeted in the tabloid phone hacking scandal. the communications chief should be looked into if he lied about the scandal. a monstrous crocodile in northern australia, right next to a tourist boat. the croc is 18 feet long, weighs two tons. locals call him brutus. he's missing his right arm,
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you probably notice gas prices are going up once again, since the start of july the average price at the pump is up a dime at the gallon in spite of the white house releasing from our we parole yum reserve. rebecca jarvis spoke about this with t. boone pickens. good morning. >> good morning, and boone pickens says that washington has spent 40 years talking about getting america off its addiction to foreign oil but has
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done almost nothing to achieve that goal. washington's answer to higher oil has been to release 30 million barrels from the spr. you're laughing, why? >> of course i'm laughing. is that a solution? that's not a solution. you're just taking oil out of storage and putting it on the market and there wasn't even a real interest in buying it. most of the oil went in the hands of traders and went into storage in tankers. >> so it's not doing anything. prices are now back where they were before. >> really. >> the announcement, yes. you're not surprised by that. what do you think then prices will be by the end of this year? will they be above 100 bucks a barrel again? >> probably. i think you'll hit, you'll be very high in the first half of next year. >> very high meaning? >> you'll be back up to $125, $150. >> so consumers back to paying $4 a gallon? >> you'll be over $4 a gallon. i'd say $5 is going to be pretty
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tough to handle. >> when do we see that? >> you could see it next year. >> $5 next year? >> you could see $5. >> pickens estimates the u.s. will buy $2.2 trillion in oil from opec over the next ten years but he's pushing washington to pass an energy policy to replace the oil we import with natural gas. >> the cheapest natural gas in the world is in the united states. i mean, we're fools not to use it, but i can tell you, if you don't spend it on your own resource you're going to spend it on opec's resource. this also creates jobs. >> how many jobs? >> the answer is it will be 500,000 minimum. >> half a million jobs and our foreign oil addiction cured, that is a big deal if it plays out the way boone pickens believes it will. in the coming weeks the risks and rewards of natural gas and the big boom it's had in the economy. there's more and more discussion
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about whether or not this is a buyable solution to the energy problems. >> how realistic could the country morph to natural gas? is this something that could realistically happen? >> realistically we're a ways from it. right now natural gas in heating and cooling our homes. some 18-wheeler trucks already are using natural gas as the fluid that runs them, for example they have a choice between diesel and natural gas. some of them use natural gas, even some cars in this country believe it or not run on natural gas but there's only one car that's made and marketed in this car that runs on natural gas, a honda. look at europe right now, every major automaker, including the american automakers make natural gas operated cars, so we're a ways from actually having them come here and build a car for americans, because americans aren't demanding that car just yet. >> paying $3.65 for a gallon to i guess fill up a natural gas car, what are we looking at? >> there's a big difference here and right now, the difference is
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so significant, boone was telling me he drives one of these cars, it's a honda car and it's $27,000, it cost him less than $1 a gallon to fill up his car. now that said, the more popular, if this were to become popular the more popular it gets the more we demand the supply, price would go up. >> what's keeping us from moving in that direction? >> there are significant risks according to the critics, environmentalists to extracting the natural gas from the ground and in addition to that, there's obviously a lot around any kind of energy policy in this country any time energy comes up, it is a political hot button issue but right now boone tick pickens has bipartisan support for the plan he's pushing. >> this is something, this is a focal point of his for a long time. good stuff. >> thanks. up next the newest medal of honor recipient, saved two fellow soldiers in afghanistan. his story is amazing, when we come back. this is "the early show" on cbs.
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the word hero gets used a
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lot. we talk about a sports figure or movie star being a hero to someone. in the decades since the vietnam war ended just one living soldier had been awarded this nation's highest military decoration, the medal of honor. that changed yesterday. david martin with a remarkable story of self-less courage. >> reporter: sergeant leroy petry was a little more than uncomfortable being held up a hero. >> to be singled out is humbling. i consider every one of our men and women in uniform serving here, abroad to be our heroes. >> reporter: a short time earlier his commander in chief awarded him the nation's highest honor and described how he earned it during a raid three years ago in afghanistan. between another army ranger while moving through the courtyard of a compound. >> that's when the enemy opens up with their ak-47s.
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leroy is hit in both legs. he's bleeding badly but he summons the strength to lead the other ranger to cover behind the chicken coop. >> reporter: joined by a third ranger he was pinned down behind the coop. >> his two comrades are wounded and a second grenade lands, this time only a few feet away. >> reporter: petry figured he had four and a half seconds before the grenade went off. >> every human impulse would tell someone to turn away, instead this wounded ranger, this 28-year-old man with his whole life ahead of him, this husband and father of four, did something extraordinary. he lunged forward toward the live grenade. he picked it up, he cocked his arm to throw it back. >> reporter: he had just released it when it exploded.
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>> leroy saved his two ranger brothers. they are with us today. his valor came with a price. the force of the blast took relloy's right hand, shrapnel riddled his body. >> reporter: you can see the artificial right hand he now wears. what you can't see is what's engraved on it. he showed the president. >> on it are the names of the fallen rangers from the 75th regiment. they are quite literally part of him. >> reporter: being a hero may make him uncomfortable but leroy petry can't get enough of being a soldier. since he was wounded he's reenlisted and gone back to afghanistan, his eighth combat tour. david martin cbs news, the pentagon. >> eight tours, talk about a family so proud, kids so proud of dad, just -- could you watch that all day. >> he's an incredible human
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being, so self-less and the definition of a hero. >> without a doubt. if you want to get paid to lose weight or quit smoking all you may need to do is work for the right company. a growing number of them are actually paying folks to get healthy. details on corporate wellness programs when "the early show" continues.
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from health problems. this year her employer the phh corporation pays workers up to $1,000 a year to make measurable improvements to their health. >> i didn't think i'd gain any other benefit but the chance to earn extra cash was a motivating factor. >> reporter: it's called incentive-based health care. >> it is a win/win. >> reporter: adele barbato says the program benefits the worker and the company as employees get healthier medical costs go down. >> we have less claims cost, we have less sick time, higher productivity, more engaged employees because they're feeling good about taking control of their wellness. >> reporter: and it really works, for every dollar a company spends on a corporate wellness program, there is a $3 to $6 return on investment. at this company the path to wellness starts with a few simple steps literally. >> here's my pedometer.
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>> reporter: every step is counted. the more you walk, the more money you get. >> in the beginning i was lucky if i could walk for five minutes straight on the treadmill when i first started coming up here. i stuck with it and each day tried to add a little more time and increased as much as i could. >> reporter: keeping track of your progress is simple, plug the pedometer into your pc. >> today, 4,313,000 steps. >> reporter: employees can earn credit for being active in other ways like this cardioclass at the on site gym, in the middle of the work day. and the focus on wellness extends to the cafeteria, which offers fresh healthy choices. for donna sharples it's transformed her in a more fundamental way. one step at a time. elaine quijano, cbs news, new york. >> a recent survey found 58% of
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well, the situation seems to look worse by the day for media mogul rupert murdoch and the phone hacking scandal in britain. this morning, new pressure for him to drop his plans to buy a broadcasting company and push for judicial inquiry into the hacking controversy. we'll go to london for the latest in a bit. first we welcome you back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge in new york with erica hill. >> the language is becoming more clear, perhaps more concrete for the rest of us, during the ongoing debates in washington. first the president says millions of dollars in benefits may not go out next month and the threat of national default. many see this as a game of political chicken. many americans are growing weary
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of the game. cbs news evening anchor scott pelley sat down for a one on one with president obama tuesday. he joins us with more from washington. good morning again. >> although it appears democrats and republicans come to a stand still president obama insisted he believes can he get it done and when we asked the president for specifics about how to close the deal and how many democrats were on board, this is what he had to say. >> what i'm offering is a way for us to finally solve this debt and deficit problem in a serious way, with substantial cuts in discretionary spending, substantial cuts in defense spending, substantial changes to entitlements like med care and social security that would stabilize them and make them available for the next generation and what i'm asking in return from the republicans that people like myself who can
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afford it, that millionaires and billionaires or corporate jet owners or oil companies put a little bit of revenue in so that we don't end up having to put the entire burden of dealing with this debt on the backs of middle class families and seniors and students and poor kids. >> you can deliver the democrats? >> i'm absolutely positive that democrats are willing to compromise. that doesn't mean i'm going to get 100% of democrats because you don't get 100% of anything around here, and yes, there's going to be resistance in my party traditionally to any changes in entitlement programs but what i've said very clearly and repeatedly to the republicans and i've said it to harry reid and to nancy pelosi, democratic leaders on capitol hill is that we have to be willing to take on some of our sacred cows to solve the problem. >> scott, the president once again saying there he's asking both sides to give up something
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to take on the sacred cows. is there a sense of which side may make that move first? >> well, there isn't. both sides are still using the same heated rhetoric that we've heard over the last few days. one of the interesting things about this, of course, erica is that every day the president gets the leadership of the house and the senate down to the white house and they all have a meeting but the question becomes who are they leading? the president was just saying in the interview that he believed that he could get enough democrats to vote for this proposal, but on the republican side, they're having a good deal of trouble because there are a lot of republicans in the house particularly freshmen republicans who were just elected in this last midterm election who were saying they will not raise the debt limit, they will not raise taxes under any circumstances and it's not at all clear that the republican leadership can bring them along to a deal. so these are difficult days in washington, where there's a great deal of disagreement
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within the parties themselves. >> and when you bring up the freshmen republicans sort of driving the agenda here this is definitely a change in the way things are done in washington, scott. >> it is. way back then sam raburn was the speak ef of the house mr. sam would tell the congress when he needed to hear from them and exactly how they would be voting when he wanted them to vote on them. mr. boehner has the tiger by the tail with the tea party faction and the freshmen republicans telling the speaker they don't like what they're hearing in terms of compromise. >> quickly, scott, is there one particular point person on the republican side the president is dealing with, is it speaker boehner or eric cantor is more spokele, mitch mcconnell putting out a proposal? >> the republicans are all in these meetings of course as you say, it is probably a connection between the president and the
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house speaker, mr. boehner, that is most important, because of course, any legislation coming out of all of this would have to start in the house, and so it is the relationship between the president and the speaker that is most important, but of course, republicans are being heard from on all sides. >> scott pelley, scott thanks, we will check in with you later tonight on "evening news." >> great to be with you. now that we've heard from president obama we want to get reaction from the other side of the aisle. one of the leaders in the tea party movement, republican senator jim demint from south carolina. >> good morning, good to be with you. >> new proposal announced late last night, yesterday i should say to allow the president to raise the debt ceiling three times through 2012. scott pelley said there seemed to be a sense of relief in washington this morning. do you have that same sense of relief and what are your thoughts on senator mcconnell's deal? >> republicans weren't elected
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last november to make it easier to spend and borrow and add to our debt. that's not our plan and unfortunately the president unlike what he just said has not sent us a proposal. the only thing we've gotten in writing from the president was to increase our debt more than $10 trillion. republicans are working together on a plan. this idea that republicans will not vote to increase the debt limit is wrong. i've been working with house members and senators. we're going to introduce a plan that would give the president an increase in the debt limit, but it's contingent on cutting spending and capping spending over several years and giving the states the opportunity to decide if we're going to balance our budget sometime in the next decade. it's a very reasonable proposal but i think you'll see that coming out of the house over the next few days and -- >> can i ask what's different about the proposal. the president says democrats are willing to touch entitlements but republicans are steadfast in their belief you cannot raise
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taxes. are there any revenue measures in this new plan? >> well, history tells us the only way to raise revenues is to get the economy going again and one of the worst things you can do to the economy is increase taxes on small businesses which is the group that's in this category that the president's talking about. the top wage earners in america are already paying the highest portion of national taxes of any country in the world, 10% pay over 70%, and what the president's proposing will bring in such a small amount of revenue, it doesn't even deal with the problem, so his proposal is totally political and he has not made any proposal in writing to deal with entitlements and to deal with any specific cuts so the president talks a lot but we can't vote on a speech. what we're going to see as republicans is i think what we should have doane a couple of months ago put our plan on the table recognizing the need to raise the debt limit, republicans will go along with
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that if we can get significant cuts and move our country towards a balanced budget. >> but the issue comes back to taxes again, will democrats even remotely agree to anything that the republicans propose that doesn't have any additional revenue, some tax increases? >> i don't know. if they insist on taxes again, it's just for political reasons. the revenue they're talking about for corporate jets or big oil is such a small amount of money that it's not going to make a difference in our deficit. so what we need to do is get the democrats to agree first of all that we're going to balance our budget, every family, every business, almost every state has to do that, and if once we agree on that, we can sit down and talk about whether or not we're going to raise taxes, whether or not we're going to cut spending in this area or that, but it doesn't make any sense to continue just putting everything on the table that we want, and
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then borrowing more money to do it. >> senate jim demint thank you for taking the time and speaking with us this morning. >> thanks for having me. we check in with jeff glor at the news desk and look at some of the other headlines we're following this morning. >> good morning to everyone at home. in afghanistan the funeral of ahmed wali karzai half brother of afghanistan's president during the burial hamid karzai wept and stepped in the grave to move his body. hamid karzai was shot and killed by a trusted associate, while traveling the funeral the governor was targeted with a roadside bomb but was not hurt. police in eastern afghanistan said a bomber struck a french convoy one day after french president knick cass sarkozy visited the area. u.s. airports are not secure
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enough. homeland security documents to be released today show there have been 25,000 security breaches since november 2001. congressman chaffetz calls that stunningly high but represents a fraction of 1% of the billions streamed. golf may have a new superstar in the making, a young lady with the unlikely name of reagan kennedy. 6 years old and a few days ago she made a hole in one, it was on a par 3, 85-yard hole in bloomington, illinois, a lob wedge for chris wragge. >> noise, jeff. >> three times in a row, and it went in the hole. >> that's it, put that in perspective, rory mcilroy, 22-year-old winner of the u.s. open did not make his first hole in one until he was 9.
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good luck to reagan kennedy. come up on 11 minutes past the hour, marysol castro with the weather. >> the young offspring, i know what they're going to be learning very soon, golf. good morning everyone. as we look at the national picture a lot of rain in the forecast, unfortunately the area that needs it the most, the desert southwest doesn't get a lot of it. the southeast, they also need the rain and get it, about two to three inches along the coast, a welcome relief. it's still hot, not as hot as yesterday. the northeast cools down five degrees, less humid and a light breeze coming out of
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david cameron stood in parliament a short time ago behind me and said he's going to get to the bottom of it all, calls the phone hacking scandal a firestorm and announced details of a judicial inquiry. >> my honorable friend makes an extremely powerful point in a powerful way. >> reporter: the british prime minister is struggling to stop the political hemorrhaging of a controversy shaking his government today taking the unusual step of siding with opposition parties against rupert murdoch and his media empire. >> what happened to this company is disgraceful and addressed at every level. >> reporter: the inquiry will examine relationships between media enapolice and poll significances in the wake of the phone hacking scandal. tuesday a committee grilled senior police officers who were under fire for not properly investigating the hacking allegations when they first surfaced in 2005 and whether officers took bribes from murdoch's newspapers. >> did you ever receive payments from any news organizations? >> good god, absolutely not.
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i can't believe you suggested that. now come on, chairman that's not fair. >> order, order. >> reporter: this committee is requesting rupert murdoch appear and give his answers along with his son james and news international chief rebekah brooks. the murdochs could refuse. brooks a british citizen could be legally compelled. a call on murdoch to withdraw his bid for bskyb which could have cemented his dominance over media. murdoch's takeover deal is almost certainly politically dead. the history has shown mu pert murdoch does not go down without a fight. the newspaper may have illegally obtained details of the illness of brown's son, "brown got it wrong" the headline in "the sun." >> newspapers, television here
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in the u.s., several holdings, have there been any calls to investigate the companies on this side of the pond? >> reporter: there have and discussion of it in parliament. john rockefeller, the senator in charge of the commerce committee yesterday said that he wants to look into whether, wants an investigation to look into whether news corp broke any u.s. laws because of allegations they may have hacked into the phones of 9/11 victims and today the prime minister cameron was asked about that here in the house of commons and he said he is going to look into it. >> dan lewis, thanks. just ahead she was a different kind of first lady from all who proceeded her at her funeral yesterday. just ahead a look at those remembrances, who was there, hear what they had to say about the former first lady, just ahead. you're watching "the early show" on cbs.
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families became fast friends, rosalyn carter bid farewell to her outspoken friend. >> she got some criticisms, i thought she was wonderful and her honesty gave hope to others every single day. >> reporter: general list cokie roberts father was leader of house democrats when gerald ford led the gop. they were friends, unheard of in the hyperpartisan capitol today. >> that friendship made governing possible. they weren't questioning each other's motives, much less their commitment to the country. >> reporter: but her greatest influence was cultural when few dared utter the word cancer, betty ford was outspoken about her mastectomy. she started the betty ford clinic after revealing her own addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol. today the body of betty ford will be blown to grand rapids, michigan, where on thursday she will be interred next to her
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welcome back to "the early show." bottom of the hour. coming up a look ahead to casey anthony's release this weekend. she may change her name and don a disguise. what police may or may provide her with some type of protection
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when she comes out. you have probably seen the trauma of divorce and the effect it can have on a family. the period in which divorce rates peaked, a lot of generation xers are more inclined to stay married, is that a 180 shift? we'll see the reasons for both and what would be the best for you in the relationship. >> two sides to every argument which usually leads to divorce. >> or perhaps a resolution when you talk it out. >> jeff glor with a final check of the headlines. >> agree to disagree. >> there you go. president obama holds a significant fund-raisi raising advantage. over the past three months the obama campaign raised over $47 million and the democratic national campaign over $38 million. the top republican campaign is
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former massachusetts governor mitt romney, he has raised $18 million. newly released home video revealing troubling new details about philip and nancy garrido, the couple who pleaded guilty to kidnapping jaycee dugard and holding her captive for 18 years. this is secret home video between 1988 and 1993, partially blurred by prosecutors but you can see kids in the background, each potential victim and hear the garridos plotting. >> two girls in the sliding door. >> one side of me. >> on your left. >> on my left right now looking at me? >> yeah. >> got real good? >> yes. i can see her really good. >> awful. during her years in captivity, jaycee dugard had two daughters fathered by garrido. rodney king was arrested in southern california in suspicion of driving under the influence, almost 20 years ago the acquittal of three police
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officers who beat king sparked historic rioting in los angeles. burger king and other fast food restaurants are announcing new healthier kid meals, including more fruits and vegetables, less salt, sugar and fat. at least 15,000 restaurants will participate in today's announcement, items with lean proteins, whole grains and low fat dairy products. burgers and fries will still be available. a restaurant in pennsylvania is banning children under the age of 6. the owner of mcdain's restaurant in gulf center near pittsburgh has had too many complaints from customers about crying babies so no longer allowing any young children. >> there is such a pent up disgust and frustration with this issue in terms of people that have had meals disturbed and no one has taken the forefront on this issue. >> pent up disgust with kids.
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>> golf center. >> e-mails 11-1 in favor of the no young kids. >> meanwhile that 6-year-old prodigy can't go to the restaurant. >> exactly right. >> maybe she can. >> where's she going to play? >> where is she going to eat? liam and gavin you know better. if you think it is hot now in the center of the country just wait until saturday. the jet stream dips in the west and then you can see it hugs the canadian coast by saturday. it will be warmer than normal by 5 to 15 degrees all the way from the southern plains just about the canadian border, hot air moves into the southeast. the only area where it feels somewhat comfortable in the northeast, looking at the pattern the next couple of days. the west coast is looking wonderful, cooler winds start to come in, 80s in redding and bakers field, los angeles in the 70s. high temperatures right around
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thanks so much. that's your latest weather. over to chris. casey anthony has been behind bars for more than 1,000 days and she's scheduled to be released on sunday but there's a concern about her safety following her acquittal. there are now reports that anthony may change her name or use a disguise. cbs news legal analyst lisa bloom is here with more. she gets released on sunday. what do we expect this process
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to be like? >> yesterday seven members of law enforcement held a press conference and said they had no doubt she was guilty, she lied to them and convicted of that. the same law enforcement agency is entrusted with protecting her safety, moving her to undisclosed location, assessing her threat. the parents received death threats i'm sure she has as well. >> where is she going to get dropped off, like you see in a movie the gates opened up and she's out there waiting for her car to go out. >> all of the media waiting for her release it will be difficult. i would suspect they're going to release her probably in the middle of the night to avoid the media. even that probably won't do it. we don't know where she's going to go and we're not going to know. >> as far as protection is concerned, how long or how much time are the police obligated to make sure she's okay. >> as long as there is a real threat they have to put the past
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aside and they have to protect the young woman, they have to assess the threat on a daily basis and keep her safe. >> her mother, cindy, will not face perjury charges for lying on the state. roger clemens lied on the stand in front of congress, why don't they go after her? >> not surprising in reality perjury is rarely pursued, not just any lying on the stand, it's intentional lying about a material fact, many witnesses change their testimony from prior depositions, that's what cindy did but apparently prosecutors feel they don't have the evidence to convict her and may be tired with the case and ready to turn the page. >> a judge in california ordered the former "survivor" producer to be returned to mexico to face charges for killing his wife while they were on vacation there. is he going to be extradited or not? that's the question now is will he go to mexico or not? >> he has the right to take it up on appeal. bottom line is he's going back to mexico. we have a clear treaty with mexico, hundreds of people are extradited back and forth every
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year. i think he's going back. >> there was talk that his 6-year-old daughter could be called to testify to see if the father ever acted violently towards the mother in the past. >> yeah. >> what do you think with the 6-year-old that's a tough situation. >> children are called to testify especially in domestic violence cases every day. here's the problem. he was alone with her for months after his wife's death. he had an opportunity to influence her. it's also been over a year since the incident so for a 6-year-old to remember back that far it may be difficult. bottom line i wouldn't expect her to testify. >> he claims the mexican officials really rushed to judgment on this. >> we've heard that before. >> any stake to that claim? >> rush to the judgment is a defense. all of the evidence points to that. it's appropriate to focus first on the spouse and radiate out to other levels. all of the evidence seems to point to him. >> that's kind of another sordid
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tale. getting back to casey anthony it will be another zoo. >> i really think it is, going to be interesting to see how law enforcement handles it. a tough challenge for him. >> lisa bloom good to see you as well. divorce rates are now at the lowest levels in 40 years after peaking around 1980. some say it's the result of the so-called generation x. many of them lived through the trauma of divorce as kids in the 0s the the '70s or '80s and vowed to stay married. >> the point that you remember is when your parents sit you down and tell you that they're no longer going to be together. for me it was i had to grow up quickly. i was the man of the house, if you will. go eee. we met in 2002 >> on the internet. >> met on the internet, pioneers. we married in 2004.
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from what i recall, it was a difficult relationship between my mother and father when i was growing up. it was tough on me and tough on my sister as well and laura's experience was couldn't be further from mine. >> we had conversations before we decided to get married about what marriage meant to us and whether that experience shaped any preliminary attitudes about what it means to make that decision. i mean, it's sort of in retrospect ridiculous because you don't know until you're in it. >> it's mutual respect. loyalty, good communication. >> i think that mitch is a really good listener and he's a very natural, amazing dad. >> it has a lot to do with the fact that we got married later. >> i was 36, and mitch was 38.
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>> 37. >> 37. >> i figured a number of things out by the time i was in my 30s, it prepared me for marriage and prepared me for fatherhood. i absolutely did not want to go through divorce, a very painful process for me and i this i that you really see that once you have kids. >> we talked about how our relationship and the way we communicate with each other affects them. >> i think laura and i are both very focused on making our home incredibly comfortable and we spent a lot of time with them. we share responsibilities. >> it gives me a lot of comfort for my kids to feel like it's just home is a really safe environment, where they can just be a kid and not think about anything complicated like relationships. >> joining us with more, psychologist and "early show" contributor dr. jennifer hartstein. >> great to be here. >> why is it genxers are painful
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thinking of divorce. >> it's their worst nightmare come true if they have to get divorced and follow that pattern. they felt the pain as children. they didn't understand it, their parents had to work harder, work more and be less involved with them. >> this is a total 180, so this is the opposite end of the spectrum, no matter what, we're going to stay together. is that the best way to deal with it? >> not necessarily. as she said in the piece you don't know. you make this pact you're never going to get divorced. you want to try to make that commitment. everybody goes into marriage with that being their commitment. you want to keep that as your focal point and work to get through the struggles, talk about the conflicts, work together to make them better, and if you can't, you have to weigh out your options, what is the best choice. >> we talk about this trend that we're seeing and a lot of it is coming from what a lot of the people who are now adults experience as children. if they're staying together in some cases no matter what, how does that affect kids versus divorce? >> it's a catch 22, kids pick up
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on the animosity that happens in their families. they pick up on the acrimony that can be there and it's important for parents to try and still continue to be effective co-parents on the same page and to work out their problems away from their kids, and if they can do that, then great, everybody wins but if they can't and it starts to seep into every other aspect of things then you have to start to think what's in the best interest of anybody this the family not just me and not just my spouse but also our kids, too. >> these are things you study as psychologist, study these divorce trends and why people got divorced when they did in the '70s and '80s. were they giving up or did this seem like the best and only option for a lot of people? >> i think it was a very different time. one of the things we notice talking about the statistics, today, 77% of the people being married make it to their ten-year anniversary, that didn't always happen then and they didn't have the options and the outlets and the opportunities to really get the help that they needed. they also got married a lot
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younger, in the '50s people were getting married, men were 23, women were 20 and now in 2009 they found that men were 28, women were 26. i think that's different, too, they got married younger, they grew up together. you might grow to not like that person after a little while. if you're more settled in who you are you might be willing to stay with them longer. >> there's not a checklist you can go through as a couple and say seven out of ten we should get divorced or stay together. there are lessons we can take from the boomers and gen xers. what are they? >> the boomers because of the time, they did a lot more working, they were out of the home, the latchkey kids, kids spent a lot more time raising themselves. parents were more hands off. today the gen xers, more involved, more neurotic. we need to take the pendulum, bring it down to the middle, allow the kids to fall down, pick themselves up and comfort
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themselves. everybody will be a little bit more happier, more settled and less pressure around. >> thanks, erica. a marine currently serving in afghanistan will soon live out his hollywood fantasy. actress mila kunis agreed to go out with him. >> as one of hollywood's brightest stars, mila kunis is used to making headlines. >> every place can be a bit lonely sometimes. >> reporter: but it's the proposition she received on a computer screen that's got everyone buzzing. >> made me look, you can call me scott. i want to take a moment out of my day and invite you to the marine corps ball on november 18th, greenville, north carolina, with yours truly so take a second, think about it, get back to me. >> reporter: sornlg scott moore, marine serving in afghanistan posted the proposal on cue tube on a dare, the ball is an annual
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event celebrating the founding of the marine corps in 1775. kunis, out promoting "friends with benefits" was asked about it during an sbrir with co-star justin timberlake who helped make the case for the marine. >> we're going to work this out. we're going to work this out. >> we're going to make this happen, sir. i'm with you. >> reporter: a friend back home in grove city, pennsylvania, sent moore that clip. he couldn't believe it. but credits his friends and family with getting his video to go viral. >> i was so happy that scott's getting notoriety for doing something fun unlike so many military men and women that have lost their lives. >> reporter: on tuesday, moore released a statement saying, you can't make shots that you don't take so i took the best shot i could. kunis treated "i'm so happy to be going to the marine corps ball." >> i think she's purchased herself a great deal of attention and goodwill at a
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very, very minimal cost. you know the funny part is, she may have a good time. >> reporter: maybe it could even inspire a new romantic comedy, we'll call it the movie star and the marine. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> i love that story. >> it is, nice to the publicist to think it's good publicity. maybe just a nice gesture. >> how about exactly. people doing things because it's the right thing to do and nice thing to do. >> the marine went on to say i joe j.t. one, they're on a nickname one. timberlake moved this along as well. >> come on, do it for your country. very cute. i think they've already started credentialing press for the marine corps ball. >> a big, big event. >> it's great. a farewell to the man who brought us some of the iconic shows and television history. gilligan ring a bell, how
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♪ just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip ♪ he created two of the best loved tv series, "gilligan's island" and "the brady bunch." sherwood schwartz died at age 84. he wrote the lyrics to the memorable theme songs. cbs news national correspondent ben tracy looks back. >> skipper. >> what's wrong, gilligan. >> reporter: he may not have been fameis as the characters he created. >> marsha, marsha. >> are the theme songs he wrote. ♪ here's the story of a lovely lady. >> reporter: sherwood schwartz became a household name. "gilligan's island" and "the brady bunch" were pop culture if he nom noen that linger today. >> there wasn't much xla indication to his shows. pure fantasy and escape. >> people know the lyrics to
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"gilligan's island" han know the lyric to the star spangled banner. ♪ just sit right back and you'll hear a tale ♪ ♪ the tale of a fateful trip >> reporter: it was 1964 when schwartz told the tale of seven oddball travelers shipwrecked on a deserted island. >> i close my eyes and feel like i'm on the veranda on the oyster bay yacht club. >> i close my eyes and i get dizzy. >> reporter: the story was simple. >> how seven unrelated people have to learn to get along with each other and i put them on an island because then they were stuck with each other. >> reporte >> reporter: in 1969 he introtuesdayed us to the ultimate blended family. >> hawaii! >> reporter: "the brady bunch" ended in 1974 but its rerun never did. even by the 1990s the show was still a hit. this time in theaters with "the brady bunch" movie. >> dinner's ready.
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>> my nose. >> reporter: barry williams who played greg bady remembers schwartz fondly. >> he probably changed my life more dramatically than any one person. >> reporter: schwartz's shows were adored by tv watchers but panned by critics. >> they did assassinate the show but the show always bounced back strong. >> reporter: it's his words, not the critics that people still remember. ♪ the professor and mary ann here on gig began's island ♪ >> his legacy will be his shows and they go on forever. >> reporter: ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. >> they don't make them like they used to. >> what snow is more famous? >> "gilligan's island." >> "the brady bunch." >> i would go with gill lan's island. >> who knew it would be the blueprint for "survivor." >> put four perfect strangers on
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a couch in the morning. >> only thing missing is the shipwreck. >> hav [ kimberly ] when i was 19, i found myself alone
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with two children and no way to support them. people told me i wasn't going to do anything. and i just decided i have more to offer than that. i put myself through nursing school, and then i decided to go get a doctorate degree. university of phoenix gave me the knowledge to make a difference in people's lives. my name is dr. kimberly horton. i manage a network of over a thousand nurses, and i am a phoenix. [ male announcer ] find your program at
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